Here’s what you need to know about our Stars of Gratitude Program:
–Donate worn out U.S. flags that are ready to be retired. Please only send flags with embroidered stars (no silk screen stars, please). Feel free to collect flags from your community too.
–Flag size 3 feet by 5 feet or larger
–Please include a note with brief information about the flag — where it flew, who owned it, any special story about the flag. Please mention if it was used as a casket flag, as those will receive extra special attention. When possible, please include 50 copies of the note (up to 2 inches by 4 inches; 10 notes per regular size piece of paper) of this information so we may include it with each star shipped to a Service Member or Veteran.)
–Ship flags to:
21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
–Please fill out and include a Donation Form in every package sent so we can send a proper letter of thanks to you.
We have volunteers who will cut out and wash the canton (the blue part with the stars), cut out the stars, bag each one with your note about the flag and properly retire the remnants of your flag. (Optional: Do this part yourself and send us the prepared and bagged stars; you can retire the remnants locally.)
–If you’d like to participate but do not have any flags, we’re also asking for donations of snack-size zip-lock baggies for this program. Find some on our Amazon.com “Wish List”.
Want to know how this program began? Read “Stars of Gratitude” to learn more.
Please send questions to Info@OperationGratitude.com
Thank you for helping us launch this very meaningful new program! The recipients of your stars will be touched and honored by this simple, yet powerful, expression of patriotic respect for their service.